May 2019 – Dr Andrew Martin
Motivating and Engaging Children with Learning Difficulties
Melbourne – Saturday 18 May 2019 / 9.00am-3.00pm
At: Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville, Melbourne
Dr Martin, a Fellow of the College of Developmental and Educational Psychologists, was in 2018 named as National Field Leader in educational Psychology.His latest book is Building Classroom Success, Eliminating Academic Fear and Failure.
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June 2019 – Jan Roberts GDSE, BA Cert A, TITC
Writing with Competence and Confidence: Strategies to develop students’ skills
Canberra – Thursday 27 June 2019 / 9.00am-1.00pm
At: Belconnen Community Centre, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT
August 2019 – Dr David Kilpatrick National Tour
Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
David will present full-day sessions focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.
David will present in the following cities:
Sydney - Saturday 24th August 2019 at the Mantra Parramatta Hotel, Corner of Parkes Street and Valentine Avenue, Parramatta from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Registration from 8.15am. Morning tea and lunch is provided.
Cancellation Policy: LDA has a 'no refund' policy. The exception woud be if the event had to be cancelled. Registration can be transferred from one staff member to another if required. Please advise LDA of any changes.
Include Improve Inspire
Learning Difficulties Conference – LDA/SPELD/LSTAQ
Brisbane 20-21 September 2019
Call for Submissions and Workshops Click here for details
Other Conferences and Research Seminars
This section provides a listing of non-LDA Conferences. Research Seminars and other professional learning opportunities of relevance to the area of learning difficulties. All external events are publicised at LDA's discretion, but LDA accepts no responsibility for their value or the evidence base of what may be promoted.
SPELD PD events
DSF Language, Literacy & Learning Conference
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre April 4th to April 6th, 2019
In recognition that strong language skills and literacy development are crucial to the success of all students in education, DSF is bringing together experts in the fields of language development, learning and literacy to further develop understanding of how best to support the future educational development of all school-ages children. Click here for information and to register.
SPELD NSW 2019 Certificate Course
For Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties, 6 weekends from 4 May to 22 September 2019
This course is for teachers of students who have learning difficulties, mainstream classroom teachers who wish to update their teaching skills and who have teaching degrees, providing up-to-date research-based knowledge and skills concerning the acquisition of literacy and numeracy, to:
1. Assess, diagnose and create specific programs to meet the needs of students with learning difficulties.
2. Evaluate the research on spelling, early reading, comprehension, EAL/D, grammar, written expression and numeracy acquisition.
3. Construct specific programs for learners with special needs, based on the findings of empirical research.
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See individual state SPELD websites for information regarding relevant PD in the area of learning difficulties in each state.
For State SPELD contact details go to http://auspeld.org.au/state-associations
Past Professional Learning Events 2019
Dyscalculia and low numeracy: Strategies for teachers Presented by Ann Williams- Sunday 10th February 2019
An “ex chalkie” Ann aimed her D at the ‘regular’ teacher as years of experience have taught her to be practical. Ann’s presentation aimed to give teachers something they could use in their own teaching, the day after the PD. Ann’s presentation focused on the following areas: